It's the imaginary Battle Royale. Welcome to the first installment of SoulBounce's "Battle of the Beats", in which we'll take a new track and weigh it against an existing one that it shares some arbitrary connection to.
Today, we have one of my favorite tracks from Maxwell's Now, entitled "Noone" versus Alicia Keys' newest joint "No One."
There's totally a theme here.
So which one do you think registers more, thematically and aurally? The subdued yet upbeat Maxwell groove or Alicia's earnest, soft rock-influenced latest? Vote in the comments. Yes, I know you love them both, but just for fun, humor me.
Alicia Keys: "No One"